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Faculty Physicians

Heidi Prather, DO

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology

Specialty Areas

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Orthopedic Medicine - Performing Artists
Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Clinical Interest

Non-operative management of spine, sports and general musculoskeletal injuries, spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy, women's sports injuries, incontinence and pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, dance injuries, performing arts medicine

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 12
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
Suite 1C
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Education

Education

Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 1995
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 1991
B.A., Bio / Chem: Drury College, Springfield, Missouri 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Musculoskeletal etiologies of pelvic pain.
Prather H, Camacho-Soto A
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2014 Sep; 41(3)433-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2014.04.004.

PMID:
    25155123
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Novel nonablative radio-frequency rejuvenation device applied to the neck and jowls: clinical evaluation and 3-dimensional image analysis.
Chipps LK, Bentow J, Prather HB, So JJ, Schouest JM, Ozog DM, Moy RL
J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 12(11)1215-8.

PMID:
    24196328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neonate presenting with a midline supraumbilical raphe.
Heinisch S, Prather HB, English JC 3rd, Gehris RP
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Dec; 26(6)366-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.06.010.

PMID:
    24075092
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Overview of treatment options, clinical results, and controversies in the management of femoroacetabular impingement.
Nepple JJ, Byrd JW, Siebenrock KA, Prather H, Clohisy JC
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1S53-8. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-07-S53.

PMID:
    23818192
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnostic imaging of femoroacetabular impingement.
Nepple JJ, Prather H, Trousdale RT, Clohisy JC, Beaulé PE, Glyn-Jones S, Rakhra K, Kim YJ
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1S20-6. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-07-S20.

PMID:
    23818187
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement.
Nepple JJ, Prather H, Trousdale RT, Clohisy JC, Beaulé PE, Glyn-Jones S, Kim YJ
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013; 21 Suppl 1S16-9. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-07-S16.

PMID:
    23818186
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gender differences on ultrasound imaging of lateral abdominal muscle thickness in asymptomatic adults: a pilot study.
Rho M, Spitznagle T, Van Dillen L, Maheswari V, Oza S, Prather H
PM R. 2013 May; 5(5)374-80. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.03.003.

PMID:
    23474210
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Underutilization of worker's compensation insurance among professional orchestral musicians.
Chimenti RL, Van Dillen LR, Prather H, Hunt D, Chimenti PC, Khoo-Summers L
Med Probl Perform Art. 2013 Mar; 28(1)54-60.

PMID:
    23462905
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Benefits of exercise during pregnancy.
Prather H, Spitznagle T, Hunt D
PM R. 2012 Nov; 4(11)845-50; quiz 850. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.07.012.

PMID:
    23174548
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Physiatry serves an important role in the acute care of patients: disability prevention!
Prather H
PM R. 2012 Jul; 4(7)469-72. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.05.009.

PMID:
    22814727
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical outcomes analysis of conservative and surgical treatment of patients with clinical indications of prearthritic, intra-articular hip disorders.
Hunt D, Prather H, Harris Hayes M, Clohisy JC
PM R. 2012 Jul; 4(7)479-87. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.03.012.

PMID:
    22595328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ask the authors.
Prather H, Kortebein P
PM R. 2012 Apr; 4(4)256. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.03.014.

PMID:
    22541372
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predictors of first position turnout in collegiate dancers: the role of tibiofemoral external rotation and hip external rotation.
Khoo-Summers LC, Prather H, Hunt DM, Van Dillen LR
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Feb; 92(2)136-42. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3182465dff.

PMID:
    22286892
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of coexistent lumbar spine disorders on clinical outcomes and physician charges associated with total hip arthroplasty.
Prather H, Van Dillen LR, Kymes SM, Armbrecht MA, Stwalley D, Clohisy JC
Spine J. 2012 May; 12(5)363-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2011.11.002.

PMID:
    22227176
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stride activity level in young and middle-aged adults with hip disorders.
Harris-Hayes M, Steger-May K, Pashos G, Clohisy JC, Prather H
Physiother Theory Pract. 2012 Jul; 28(5)333-43. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2011.639852.

PMID:
    22191475
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reliability of various observers in determining common radiographic parameters of adult hip structural anatomy.
Carlisle JC, Zebala LP, Shia DS, Hunt D, Morgan PM, Prather H, Wright RW, Steger-May K, Clohisy JC
Iowa Orthop J. 2011; 3152-8.

PMID:
    22096420
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical presentation of symptomatic acetabular dysplasia in skeletally mature patients.
Nunley RM, Prather H, Hunt D, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May; 93 Suppl 217-21. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01735.

PMID:
    21543683
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reliability and agreement of hip range of motion and provocative physical examination tests in asymptomatic volunteers.
Prather H, Harris-Hayes M, Hunt DM, Steger-May K, Mathew V, Clohisy JC
PM R. 2010 Oct; 2(10)888-95. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.05.005.

PMID:
    20970757
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vertebroplasty.
DePalma MJ, Beall DP, Frey ME, Kallmes DF, Prather H
PM R. 2010 Sep; 2(9)862-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.08.005.

PMID:
    20869687
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The band-aid sign of trichotillomania: a helpful diagnostic technique in the setting of hair loss.
Prather HB, Kundu RV, Mahlberg MJ
Arch Dermatol. 2010 Sep; 146(9)1052-3. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2010.230.

PMID:
    20855718
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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